A Trivia Quiz About Through My Eyes Book

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Through My Eyes Quizzes & Trivia

This assessment is developed for my Grade 8 English Learner (EL) Reading class. This particular quiz is created on the book Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. This autobiographical book is an eyewitness account to a significant turning point in our history – school integration.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    At first, Ruby was nervous around Mrs. Henry because she had never spent time with a white person before.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Ruby spent so much time with her teacher, Mrs. Henry, that she started calling her “Mother.”
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    What frightened Ruby the most on her first day of school?
    • A. 

      She was hit in the head by a rock that was thrown at her.

    • B. 

      She was followed by girls on the playground.

    • C. 

      She saw a black doll in a coffin.

    • D. 

      She was threatened by the principal.

  • 4. 
    What did Ruby do during her first day in the white school?
    • A. 

      She attended regular classes.

    • B. 

      She met all her new, white classmates.

    • C. 

      She cried all day for her old school.

    • D. 

      She sat in the principal's office.

  • 5. 
    What kind of figure of speech is a metaphor?
    • A. 

      A figure of speech that makes a comparison between two unlike objects without using the words "like" or "as."

    • B. 

      A figure of speech in which human characteristics are given to an animal or an object.

    • C. 

      A figure of speech that uses the words "like" or "as" to compare two unlike objects.

    • D. 

      A figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for extra effect.

  • 6. 
    What is onomatopoeia?
    • A. 

      Repetition of a single letter in the alphabet or a combination of letters.

    • B. 

      A single word that sounds like the thing it refers to.

    • C. 

      A pair of words that have opposite meanings.

    • D. 

      Groups of words whose meaning is different from the ordinary meaning of the words.

  • 7. 
     “When I was six years old, the civil rights movement came knocking at the door”. This sentence from Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges is an example of what type of figurative language?
    • A. 

      Personification

    • B. 

      Hyperbole

    • C. 

      Onomatopoeia

    • D. 

      Alliteration

  • 8. 
     “The little girl did not look at the howling crowd but from the side the whites of her eyes showed like those of a frightened fawn”, John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley, as cited in Through My Eyes by Ruby Bridges. What type of figurative language is used in this sentence?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Oxymoron

    • C. 

      Idiom

    • D. 

      Simile

  • 9. 
    Which best states a theme of the book Though My Eyes?
    • A. 

      Fear and Confidence

    • B. 

      War and Peace

    • C. 

      Conflict and Courage

    • D. 

      Slavery and Freedom

  • 10. 
    If there is a lesson to be learned from what Ruby Bridge’s faced as a six year old, what is it?
    • A. 

      Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect.

    • B. 

      Like Ruby, all children should obey the rules given to them by their parents and teachers.

    • C. 

      Psychiatrists can sometimes help people cope with stress and tension.

    • D. 

      Change is not good if it demands sacrifice from innocent children.

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